Ne-Yo Shows His ‘Imperfect’ Side on New Album [VIDEO]
After his performance at the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales last weekend, Ne-Yo sat down for a video chat with That Grape Juice and relayed his thoughts on the deceased pop icon, as well as taking a few moments to discuss the new album, due out early next year.
“The album is based around showing people that even though I am a ‘celebrity,’ I’m a human being first,” he explained. “I feel as an artist sometimes you are expected to be this perfect being for your fans. You’re not allowed to have a bad day, you’re not allowed [to] not feel like smiling, you’re not allowed to get upset. I’m not this perfect guy, I’m a human being at the end of the day.”
Ne-Yo went on to share his memories of meeting Jackson shortly before his death. “He actually told me he was a fan of my music, which blew my mind,” he revealed. “Sitting with him and realizing that he’s this big, huge super megastar but he’s [also] a human being. He was a regular guy. There was nothing weird. No monkeys or animals… He’s just another guy who loves music the way I love music.”